8 Surprising Celebs Who Have Called Canada Home
It’s time to bust out the Tim Horton’s coffee, because we’re headed north. While Los Angeles and New York City are known for having celebrities on every corner, Canada has plenty of desirable cities and rural retreats that draw big names, too. Here is a handful of favorites:
Long before we knew him as Drake, he was just a kid from Toronto named Aubrey Graham. (Or Jimmy Brooks on Degrassi, of course.) But despite his international presence, Drake has long maintained a property in his hometown. Back in 2013, he listed his three-bedroom high-rise condo for $4.2 million. The 3,600-square-foot was on the 22nd floor, so insert your best “Started From the Bottom” joke here. Naturally, the luxe spread also has a pool, sauna, gym, and valet parking. See photos on Trulia’s blog.
It’s no wonder that her heart will go on; it leads all the way back to a $25 million mansion in Montreal! Until 2016, the Canadian songbird owned this French Normandy-style chateau on a private island between Laval and Boisbriand. There’s absolutely nothing understated about this estate, which welcomes guests in a grand entry foyer that opens to three levels via a winding staircase and marble floors. A formal dining room seats 18 guests, but if you need more entertaining space, there’s also a stone vaulted wine cellar with an integrated tasting room that looks like a piece from the set of Game of Thrones.
Come summertime, famed supermodel Cindy Crawford heads to her vacation home in central Ontario to embrace island life. Think sparkling lakes, cascading views of the mountains, and lots of luxuriating in the sunshine. Crawford puts a new spin on the log cabin with her luxurious estate, where you may catch her sitting back in an Adirondack chair on the dock. See more photos of the house on Vogue.
The performer is a native Canadian who loves his family dearly. Back in 2013, The Biebs dropped $850,000 on a rural mansion outside of Ontario for his father and half-siblings. Located in a town of just 8,000, the wood and stone cabin-style home is located on a long stretch of green land surrounded by pine trees. See photos of the home on The Daily Mail.
She may be England’s latest import, but Canada will always have a place in Markle’s heart. Before she was a duchess, Megan was making a name for herself as an actress on the USA hit Suits. While filming in Toronto, Markle lived in a stylish three-bedroom, two-bathroom home. According to US Weekly, the property had a sleek, modern kitchen with white cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, as well as an adorable outdoor dining area, which is perfect for a consummate host like Meghan. It was recently put on the market for $1.35 million, but it looks like it has already been snapped up. See more pictures here.
While she lives part-time in her hometown of Toronto, actress Rachel McAdams has a few options if she’d like to upgrade to Regina George’s aesthetic. That’s because the house that served as her character’s home in Mean Girls is also located in Toronto! Set in the exclusive Bridle Path community, the sprawling estate went on the market back in 2015 for a whopping $14.8 million. Outside, the Neoclassical-style home has an 8,094-square-meter gated lot, large pool, tennis court, and a stone coach house. So fetch! See photos of the home on Global News.
Someone call the Peach Pit, because Brandon Walsh is back in action. Priestly, who played the iconic character on Beverly Hills, 90210, is still very active in Hollywood. But that hasn’t stopped him from becoming a bit of a hotelier in his native Canada. Priestley owns the Terrace Beach Resort, a series of quaint cottages in the surfing village of Ucluelet, British Columbia, on Vancouver Island. Guests can pick from beachfront condos or ocean view lofts and then head to the famed Wild Pacific Trail.
We’d never say au revoir to this Quebec home. The Oscar-winning actress bought this secluded, modern cabin outside Montreal back when she was with Gabriel Aubry. It featured a private, spring-fed lake, cathedral ceilings, and rustic wood-clad interiors. The relationship didn’t last, and neither did the homeownership—Berry put it on the market for $1.9 million back in 2011. See photos of the home on PopSugar.